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Al Jolson
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Al Jolson, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 27.5 x 21.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 13/16 x 8 7/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0434
Description

Black-and-white, bust-length portrait of a man, facing the viewer. He is seated in front of a black background and wearing a black suit, so that only his face, collar, and a white handkerchief in his front left pocket are visible. He has short, dark hair that is parted on the left side of his head, and he is wearing a white shirt and dark tie.